Foxconn restarts operations at its factory in India

Foxconn restarts operations at its factory in IndiaFoxconn International Holdings has resumed production activities at its factory situated near the south Indian city of Chennai.

The factory had to shut down last week because a number of workers fell ill because of a pesticide spray at a plant without provisions for proper ventilation. Foxconn has been able to resume operations only after it received clearance from the authorities, according to a company spokesman.

An official of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) expressed on Friday that the clearance to resume operations was given after the cause of illness in workers was found to be insecticides without proper ventilation at the time.

The official said that TNPCB members have checked for all of the possible reasons of workers falling ill at the factory. Foxconn had announced on Monday that 250 workers at its factory experienced giddiness and nausea and were treated at a hospital and the factory has been shut down.

The company sad that the production was stopped to allow authorities to carry out checks and give their clearance. Foxcon said that the incident is result of regular spraying of pesticide at the factory. The factory is involved in producing mechanical parts for mobile phones.

Foxconn International Holdings is a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry which is blamed for suicides by its workers at its facility in China. Hon Hai produces component for firms such as Apple and Dell.